The Story Behind This Iconic Lebanese Civil War Picture Shot 33 years Ago

With April 13, the remembrance day of Lebanon's war, approaching, I found this intriguing article posted by the Guardian on a Lebanese Photographer called Maher Attar who got reunited with the one-legged mother that he took a picture of during the Civil War and that made it to the front of the New York Times "capturing Lebanon’s disintegration like few other images in the 15-year conflict and launched his career". It's a very powerful image…

Controversial Article 50 of the 2018 Budget Paving the Way for Naturalization?

You'd expect the Lebanese parliament to make the new 2018 Lebanese budget available online or in the papers, especially that it's the first budget we pass since 2005 but I couldn't find it anywhere and even more specifically, none of the articles on the budget had any reference to the controversial Article 50 that allows any foreign national who invests in a real estate starting at around $500,000 inside Beirut and $330,000 elsewhere to obtain…
Business

List of Donors at the #CEDRE Conference

1 week ago
Lebanon received more than $11 billion between loans and grants at the CEDRE conference last week, in a bid to support development projects and reforms in the country. We were looking for investments between $16 ...
Fun

Lebanese to Watch the 2018 World Cup for Free?

1 week ago
Information Minister Melhem Riachi has promised football fans in Lebanon that they will be watching the 2018 FIFA World Cup for free. The details will be announced next week but it looks like the minister ...
Lebanon

Review: Honor 7X

2 weeks ago
If you had asked me a year ago if you could buy a decent smartphone for $300, I would have told you to spend a couple of extra hundred dollars and buy yourself a high-end ...
Baladi

Earth Hour Celebrated at City Centre Beirut

2 weeks ago
I dropped by City Centre Beirut last Saturday to take part in their Earth Hour activation. For those who are not familiar with the movement, Earth Hour is a global initiative that aims at turning ...
Advertising

Happy Easter Ads [2018]

2 weeks ago
Here are some of the Easter ads I spotted this year. Fakhry, Barbar & McDonalds are my favorites. The worst one was Malak el Taouk. What were they thinking? McDonalds: Kababji: Fakhry: Barbar: Castania: Casper: ...
Fun

What’s with All These Green People/Flyers/Billboards?

2 weeks ago
First I spotted two people painted and dressed in green from head to toe with a green logo in the middle then I spotted some people distributing flyers with the same logo in the streets ...
Critiques

Unemployment Rate in #Lebanon at 46%?

3 weeks ago
I was just reading that President Aoun warned yesterday “that the grave economic situation, presence of Syrian refugees and the reluctance of Lebanese to take low-paid jobs has caused unemployment to soar to 46 percent”, ...
Lebanon

First Pictures of the Airbus 380 Landing in #Beirut

3 weeks ago
The world’s largest passenger airliner, the Airbus A380 has landed in Beirut today at around 10AM for the first time. The flight is operated by Emirates Airlines and will depart from Beirut at 1415hrs arriving ...
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